Churro Cupcakes | Keto, Gluten Free

These delicious keto churro cupcakes are so delicious with a cinnamon and vanilla cake and a cinnamon cream cheese frosting all topped with a chocolate topping. You won't believe that they are low carb and gluten free!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Sabra - This Mom's Menu

Ingredients

For the cake:

For the frosting:

For Topping:

  • 1/4 cup Granular Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions

For the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and/or spray with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, protein powder, salt, Cinnamon, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the butter, vanilla, sweetener, eggs and heavy cream using an electric mixer. 
  • Working in batches, add the dry ingredients in with the wet, mixing after each addition, until you have a smooth creamy batter.
  • Distribute batter evenly between the muffin tins, filling each cupcake about 3/4 of the way full. 
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. 

For the Cinnamon Topping:

  • When the cupcakes are cool enough to handle, but still slightly warm, combine the granular sweetener and cinnamon (for the topping) in a small bowl.
  • One by one, remove the cupcakes from the pan and gently press the top of the cupcake into the cinnamon topping mixture. Set the cupcake aside to fully cool. Repeat this with all of the cupcakes.

For the frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, combine the butter, vanilla and cream cheese using an electric mixer. Next, mix in the sweetener and cinnamon.
  • Add 1 - 2 tbsp of heavy cream until you get a smooth frosting like consistency. 
  • After the cupcakes have completely cooled, spread the frosting evenly between them. Then sprinkle the tops with any remaining cinnamon topping.

Notes

For gluten-free, be sure to select gluten-free varieties of each ingredient.
Be sure to read the post for potential substitutions

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 168mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 0.9mg